Blame it on Hip-Hop: Anti-Rap Attitudes as a Proxy for Prejudice.

Reyna, Christine and Brandt, Mark and Viki, G. Tendayi (2009) Blame it on Hip-Hop: Anti-Rap Attitudes as a Proxy for Prejudice. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 12 (3 Special Issue SI). pp. 361-380. ISSN 1368-4302 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This research investigated the stereotypes associated with rap music and hip-hop culture, and how those stereotypes may influence anti-Black attitudes and justifications for discrimination. In three studies-using a representative sample from America, as well as samples from two different countries-we found that negative stereotypes about rap are pervasive and have powerful consequences. In all three samples, negative attitudes toward rap were associated with various measures of negative stereotypes of Blacks that blamed Blacks for their economic plights (via stereotypes of laziness). Anti-rap attitudes were also associated with discrimination against Blacks, through both personal and political behaviors. In both American samples, the link between anti-rap attitudes and discrimination was partially or fully mediated by stereotypes that convey Blacks' responsibility. This legitimizing pattern was not found in the UK sample, suggesting that anti-rap attitudes are used to reinforce beliefs that Blacks do not deserve social benefits in American society, but may not be used as legitimizing beliefs in other cultures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: deservingness; legitimacy; prejudice; rap; stereotypes
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Tendayi Viki
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 12:40
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 10:08
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